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Lessons Learned from the Crisis in Charlottesville

— by James M. (“Mel”) Rockefeller with Jeff Gates More than a half-century ago, my father Nelson Rockefeller, then serving his first of four terms as Governor of New York (1959-1973), saw that education would be democracy’s “last line of defense” against those he described as sharing a “tireless genius for crisis.” The August 12th crisis in Charlottesville offers a…

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Protecting the U.S. from the True Extremists

Protecting the U.S. from the True Extremists by James M. (“Mel”) Rockefeller with Jeff Gates NOTE: This lengthy analysis was posted on this site in mid-February 2017 and was quickly “disappeared” by unknown parties. Looking back at this analysis in the post-Charlottesville environment, it seemed for many reasons timely to re-post, including this prediction made six months beforehand (this appears…

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